The Psi Chi Chapter at Western Kentucky University was founded in 1973. Since that date, the Psychology Club has also been established at this university. Psychology Club is an organization for those who are interested in psychology but who do not necessarily meet the membership requirements for Psi Chi, and who may not even be majoring/minoring in psychology. Except for certain special occasions, Psi Chi and the Psychology Club at WKU function cooperatively as one cohesive unit.
Psi Chi serves two major goals: the first of these is the Society's obligation to provide academic recognition to its inductees by the mere fact of membership. The second goal is the obligation of each of the Society's local chapters to nurture the spark of that accomplishment by offering a climate congenial to its creative development. For example, our chapter makes active attempts to nourish and stimulate professional growth through programs designed to augment and enhance the regular curriculum and to provide practical experience and fellowship through affiliation with the chapter. In addition, the national organization provides programs to help achieve these goals, including national and regional conventions held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations, research award competitions, and certificate recognition programs.